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Fender Custom Shop '51 Nocaster Relic (Copper)

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SKU: R13094
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  • Description
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The Telecaster was originally named the "Broadcaster." But since Gretsch was already had a BroadKaster model, Fender was forced to stop using the name. To address the complaint, they simply removed the decals on the first run of guitars now known by collectors as the "Nocaster." 

This faithful re-creation features an ash body, U-shape maple neck, single-ply black bakelite pickguard, and original spec '51 Nocaster pickups. Fender's astonishingly realistic version even shows the wear of an axe that's been played for decades. 

The copper color is rarely seen—but according to accounts, it was inspired by Leo Fender running out of paint, scrambling for a substitute and using car paint. What a great accident that turned out to be. Our Nocaster includes a deluxe hardshell case.

Why We Like Fender Custom Shop Guitars

As much as we love Fender’s production models, Fender Custom Shop guitars take it up a notch. Whether your taste runs toward exotic woods and finishes, select necks, frets, pickup combinations and electronics, or over-the-top relic treatments that replicate the most revered, road-worn instruments, the Custom Shop can make any guitar more interesting—and more personalized.

Every one-of-a-kind Custom Shop guitar is assembled, start to finish, by Fender’s most skilled builders. Some of the differences are subtle, but our customers get it. We like offering the pinnacle of craftsmanship combined with the high profile and long history of the Fender brand. Please contact us about new arrivals or about ordering a Custom Shop instrument made to your personal specifications.


  • Body:   Ash body
  • Finish:   Lacqured Copper Finish (light relic treatment) 
  • Neck:   U-shape maple neck
  • Fingerboard:    Maple Fingerboard w/ 7.25” radius
  • Nut Width:   1.65
  • Scale length:    25.5"
  • Pickups:           Fender Custom Shop '51 Nocaster Pickups
  • Pickguard:   Single-ply black 
  • Controls:   Knurled Volume and Tone knobs; 3-position selector w/ barrel tip
  • Hardware:   Vintage-style nickel 
  • Case:   Vintage Style hardshell


  • Ash body

  • Laqured Copper Finish

  • Lightly reliced in all the right places

  • Maple Fingerboard

  • Fender Custom Shop '51 Nocaster Pickups

  • U-shape maple neck

  • Single-ply black pickguard

  • Vintage Style hard case is included